No matter how much a manufacturer pads their wires, .9" gore widths are still too wide. And, Wacoal is not known for center projection. This bra seems well-suited for average root width, average projection, average space between breasts. I would really appreciate an unlined @Wacoal for close-set, center-full, immediately projected breasts. However, the other Awareness features are so wonderful, I'll purchase a used model and replace/trim wires to a suitable size and overlap the gore wires for ...my short-waisted, close set, center-full self.
The lift and rounding are excellent. In fact, this is my favorite unlined shape, to date.
Sincerely, if comfort is important, Wacaol thoughtfully designs bras with comfort in mind. These features are expensive and time consuming, but I now better understand the list price.
I'll post an update when I've successfully modified the gore on a used model. Read more 67 more words
Despite how it sounds on paper, this is the best bra fit I've found so far. I suspect that my cup size is actually slightly larger than this, because the similar Wacoal 855170 was definitely too small. The 85567 (of which I have seven, so I feel confident in them) is a little too small in the cup volume and underwire height and the gore doesn't quite lie flat against the sternum, but it gives fantastic support and feels as if it fits (even though it doesn't, quite).
I had a professional fitting at Nordstrom, but she never told me my measurements or size, just threw three 80$ ...bras of various sizes in with me (I had told her I was on a budget and she had sounded sympathetic, maybe she was hoping I wouldn't actually check the prices? I literally can't afford not to check prices); she threw in a couple others after I found her and asked if she had anything on sale, and thus I ended up with a beige Wacoal 85567 34H for 45$ (although there were bras that fit better, I couldn't afford them).
If I'd known then what I know now, I would have written down which brands/models/sizes fit me because I could have looked for them in sales or auctions (20/20 hindsight)
I do have the problem with this bra that I have with every underwire bra I've ever had (at any size) in that it can initially fit very well but after some hours of wearing it, the fabric pulls off the underwire so it starts pinching at the side because I will now have bare fabric at the top of the underarm-underwire which causes the breast to spill over slightly and get pinched.
Despite how this sounds, it feels so good every time I put one on! (and wear it all day)
Gives fantastic support Straps are wide at shoulder so bra doesn't start digging into shoulders Three hooks at back give full support Although can be hard to get on initially due to tight band, band seems to stretch just enough to be easier to put on and not get too stretched out (I have had my 85567s for three months as of November, and I have three pre-owned one of which was fairly used before I got it and all of which have the same excellent sizing and support so I am guessing they won't over-stretch as long as taken care of, e.g. hand-washed in delicate and never machine-dried etc. Pretty good-looking for such good support
After wearing for a few hours, underwire "hides" and causes pinching on breast tissue under arm -- but this may or may not be the bra, as I always have this issue with any bra. (It's like the underwire is smaller than the channel it is placed in) Can be expensive Could be available in more/prettier colors
[ EDIT: the bra I took the pictures of is a Cappucino-colored one I bought new, not the beige one I got for 45$ ] Read more 393 more words
Although I adore the wide variety of colors available in this model, the cushy straps, the padded wires, I need more center projection. Wacoal Bodysuede ( http://www.bratabase.com/bra/dinh4/ ) has better center projection than Awareness in this size.
Really nice bra, very comfortable everyday bra, the shape and lift are very natural, the straps are super comfortable,they only adjust half way, the band is pretty snug for a 32 band, it feels like my size 30 Cleo bands, I have a few wacoal bras, all of them 32, and none are as snug as this one.
Super comfortable!! Love it for an everyday bra, I have one in 32 DD, wich fits but it is a little tight, but this one is the best!! The band is super comfortable, I like it better than the 32 DD because it has three hooks and that is super nice, the gore in this one lays almost flat, but not really, the one in the 32 DD does, The straps are wide and does not adjust all the way, it gives a round shape and the lift is very natural, and the support is great. Really en love with this bra!!
I've outgrown this size now, but I wore this style/size for a long time because in the past I had found Wacoal bras to be the most comfortable and best fit for me, and once I had outgrown Wacoal's DDD bras. this style was the only Wacoal that was available in a G cup in my local department stores.
This bra used to fit me all right, and was comfortable, but did not gift a ton of lift or shaping (even compared to other Wacoal styles). Although the front of the cup is seamless and smooth (which I like under t-shirts and other knits), there is a side support sling which provides some shaping, bringing breasts to the center.
In general, I have found Wacoals to be very durable.